Presentation on theme: "Prosperity without Growth Tim Jackson 4 th March 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Prosperity without Growth Tim Jackson 4 th March 2010
Rockstrom et al, Nature 461, Sept 2009
Growth is unsustainable De-growth is unstable The Dilemma of Growth GDP = Labour x LP
The Dilemma of Growth Source: Prosperity without growth, Tim Jackson (London, Earthscan 2009) x 130 improvement CO2/$ < zero by 2100?
Households Firms Income Investment Novelty Price Spending Increasing productivity The Engine of Growth shareholder value creative destruction status consumption a life without shame Credit
Prosperity consists in our ability to flourish as human beings – within the ecological limits of a finite planet. material flourishing: food, clothing, shelter social and psychological flourishing: identity, meaning, participation in the life of society rethinking social goods and public spaces A Better Prosperity?
A Better Economic Engine? Ecological Investment low carbon transition ecological assets livelihoods Ecological Enterprise provide capabilities support communities tread lightly
A Better Nature? Tradition Novelty Self Other
Ecological enterprise People Ecosystems Ecological investment Ecosystem services ParticipationCapabilities ecological productivity improved flourishing Economics for a finite planet
The crisis doesnt only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so. President Sarkozy, September 2009